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Two Killed and scores injured as Kenya’s Opposition Pushes for Withdrawal of Electoral Body

Two Killed and scores injured as Kenya’s Opposition Pushes for Withdrawal of Electoral Body

Police in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, on Monday fired teargas canisters at protesters gathering outside the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission offices at Anniversary Towers, seeking the withdrawal of electoral officials from office. The move followed a directive from the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, who termed the protests unlawful since police were not […]

Rwandan former minister “poisoned” in Burundi prison

Rwandan former minister “poisoned” in Burundi prison

A former minister in Rwanda Mr. Jacques Bihozagara has died in Mpimba prison in the Burundian capital where he had been incarcerated, officials have confirmed. According to multiple sources, the former Sports and Culture minister, who also once served as Rwanda’s ambassador to France suddenly died Wednesday after eating poisoned food. Mr. Bihozagara was reportedly arrested […]

East African leaders agree to boost industrialization

East African leaders agree to boost industrialization

East African Community (EAC) leaders meeting in Arusha Tanzania on Wednesday resolved that all member states should put industrialization on top of their development agenda for regional growth. Speaking at the summit which was again skipped by the embattled Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, the chairman of the EAC and Tanzanian President John Magufuli said that […]

Six Rwandan journalists vie for local leadership posts

Six Rwandan journalists vie for local leadership posts

At least six Rwandan journalists have stood for local administrative positions in the districts of Kamonyi, Muhanga and Nyanza in the southern province, setting an all-time record of the biggest number of journalists to vie for political positions. The journalists, include Peacemaker Mbungiramihigo, the executive secretary of Media High Council (MHC), Eugéne Hagabimana, the director […]

Kenya’s presidential race in overdrive as electoral commission seeks 4 million more voters

Kenya’s presidential race in overdrive as electoral commission seeks 4 million more voters

The race for Kenya’s top seat is on, with the ruling Jubilee and opposition CORD seeking to win hearts and minds of the more than 4 million unregistered voters. The country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) aims to have a mass voter registration drive. The registration exercise kicked off Monday across Kenya and it […]

‘I have sacrificed for my country’- President Magufuli

‘I have sacrificed for my country’- President Magufuli

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli said on Saturday that he is sacrificing himself and his government to transform the country from abject poverty. According to the president his prime target is to make Tanzania an example in Africa and if the globe if necessary. The president told the Dar es Salaam Elders’ Council that the new […]

New Opposition Cabinet unveiled in Tanzania

The Leader of Opposition in Tanzania’s parliament Freeman Mbowe has unveiled a new Shadow Cabinet comprising members from parties forming the coalition of people’s constitution popularly known as Ukawa. Mbowe told the National Assembly in Dodoma on Friday that the 19-member Shadow Cabinet will also include 19 deputies who will work the government of President […]

Burundi Crisis: victims are buried in mass graves, says Amnesty International

Burundi Crisis: victims are buried in mass graves, says Amnesty International

As African leaders gather at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate on Burundi among other issues, rights advocacy group Amnesty International has claimed Burundian it has obtained satellite images corroborating eye witness reports that the Burundian military killed and buried dozens of people in mass graves near the capital Bujumbura last month. “Before and after […]

S. Sudan rebel leader appeals for Museveni’s influence

S. Sudan rebel leader appeals for Museveni’s influence

Rebel commander in South Sudan and former Vice President Riek Machar has urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to use his influence and convince the authorities in the world’s youngest nation to implement the 2015 peace agreement. Machar made the call Tuesday in the Ugandan capital Kampala during his visit to South Sudan neighbour. While in […]

Somali severs ties with Iran

Somalia has joined Sudan and Djibouti and a host of other Arab nations in breaking off diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Somali Foreign Ministry announced Thursday Mogadishu also gave all Iranian diplomats and embassy employees a 72-hour ultimatum to leave Somalia. Somali authorities however, didn’t not link the move with the ongoing row […]

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